Ukraine has no alternative to European choice but the state will choose the methods of integration in accordance with the national interests.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych said this in Yalta at the meeting “Ukraine and world: reconsideration of perspectives” organized by Yalta European Strategy (YES).
“Ukraine has no alternative to European choice but so long as the European Union is not even ready to discuss a membership of Ukraine, we will choose tempos by ourselves. We will choose forms and methods of integration in accordance with our national interests. An integration should stimulate development of the national economy, be beneficial to business and citizens – these are key positions”, said the head of the state.
V. Yanukovych underlined that at the same time Ukraine will not abandon the policy of active cooperation with other international political-economic centers, among which he marked out Russia and the United States of America.